I am pleased to share the analysis of a Qualitative Survey to understand the backgrounds of Business Analysts (BAs) and the roles they have held prior to becoming BAs. This survey was conducted as an informal poll on LinkedIn. The numbers of participants are over 250 and hence are statistically significant to infer.
- Testers and QA Analysts
- Application Support and Customer Support
- Sales, Marketing and Relationship Managers
- Data Analyst
- Technical Writers (including those working on proposals)
- Technical SMEs (Implementation/ Configuration Analysts)
- Project Coordinators
People from diverse backgrounds (technical, business, support etc) and roles have become BAs but there is no one particular path that can suit all, hence your own efforts and hard work will get you where you want.
By Trividh Patel, CBAP®